British finance minister George Osborne courted voters ahead of an election in 2015 with promises of help for savers, tax breaks for manufacturers and lower levies on beer and bingo.
In an upbeat annual budget statement, Osborne a
The Group of 20 nations pledged on Saturday to put growth before austerity, seeking to revive a global economy that "remains too weak" and adjusting stimulus policies with care so that recovery is not derailed by volatile financial mar
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The UK government wants austerity to pave the way for bold modernisation of Britain. In reality its cuts don’t reverse the previous explo
A flood of data this week will paint a mixed picture of the global economy, with belt-tightening continuing to dampen activity in the euro zone, but accommodative policies helping to stimulate growth in Japan.
Reports from the US
An anemic recovery in the US, a technical recession in the UK, a struggling Europe, a suffering Japan and a sluggish performance in emerging markets count among the global markets outlook for 2013, said an expert.
The issues facin
The euro zone has stepped back from the brink of disaster for now, but the global economy could soon be staring into another abyss if US politicians fail to head off $600 billion in automatic austerity that all but guarantees a
The Jordanian cabinet approved an austerity package that includes plans to raise taxes on banks and mining firms but avoids controversial fuel and electricity price rises to hold down the rise in the budget deficit, officials said on Sunday.
Drugmakers are counting the cost of the deepening euro zone crisis, with further austerity-driven price cuts expected in important European markets, including Italy and France, said experts.
Growing alarm at multiple government-imposed cut